Every truck driver will have to back up at some point during the day, whether backing into a dock or parking the truck. Truck drivers need to be extra cautious when backing up their long trailer. Many truck backing accidents are usually caused by the trucker not spending the time necessary to complete the backing maneuver successfully. Here are 7 common tips to ensure safe backing up!
For some time now our fleet has consisted entirely of trucks with a 6x2 “tag” rear dead axle configuration but now we are adding a new configuration to the mix with 10 Volvo Day cabs also 6x2 but with a liftable “pusher” front dead axle.
Only being on the road for 10 hours taught me so much more about a typical day in a local truck driver’s life. We started our day in Defiance, OH at 6 am and returned at 4:30 pm that same afternoon. Throughout our day we made many stops, which included Archbold, Holiday City, Clyde, Napoleon, and Bryan. I learned many different things from the challenges they face daily to the different rules and regulations they have to follow and also have a new found respect for drivers.
Topics: Driving for Keller
Roadside inspections are a means of enforcement of the motor carrier safety laws established to help ensure a safer highway environment. Here are the top 10 Driver Violations that you need to be aware of!
In June of 2016 we opened our first office in Downtown Toledo. Our new office space is located at 811 Madison Avenue in the Hylant building. At this time, Keller Freight Solutions is occupying the space with 6 of their employees that live in and around the Toledo area. Over the course of the next year and half, we’d like to have 30 employees in this new office.
Topics: Corporate News
Recently at Keller, our Safety department held a training for 20 Trucking and Brokerage employees. This is the first time that our employees have been through a training session for tips on how to prevent theft and reduce costs. Cargo theft continues to create challenges for the transportation industry affecting every stage in the cargo chain. Truck stops, highway rest areas, unsecured lots, and distribution centers are frequent targets. Protecting cargo along the way is key to successful deliveries. Our employees attended an hour long session and learned the following tips to help secure cargo.
Take a moment and think about your health status. Is it where you want it to be? Could you make some improvements on that aspect of your life?
As a driver, you want your truck to be safe, reliable, and operating at peak performance, right? Well, that can easily be compared to your own personal health. Below are 7 tips to help YOU perform at your absolute best.
Have you ever been driving down the highway and thought about everything it takes for a truck to deliver one load? There are many different people involved between the truck driver, the dispatcher or even the other business that you may be hauling for. Everyone has to be on the same page in order for the delivery to run smoothly. Located below is a detailed description of what a typical day for a dispacther here at Keller is like. They are very busy but we wouldn't be able to keep moving without them!
Did you know that there are dangers to driving during the summertime? There are just as many dangers to driving in the summer as there are in the winter. It’s very important to be informed of these dangers and how to take precautionary measures for summer safety!
Thomas E. Keller Trucking started out as a one man trucking company in 1978. Over the last 38 years, Keller Trucking has grown to embody every aspect of the logistics industry forming what is now, Keller Logistics Group. However, there is much more to the story of how Keller Trucking originated.
Topics: Company History